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Maserati unveils its first supercar in 15 years
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-09
With a body made largely from lightweight carbon fiber and aluminum, the new MC20 can hit a top speed of 202 miles an hour and go from 0 to 60 in under three seconds.

Cebu fears repeat of 2018 accident that killed 77 people
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-09
Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia stopped the mining and transport of dolomite for the Manila Bay beautification project to prevent a repetition of the 2018 mining

NGCP boosts field inspections with use of drones, helicopters - 2020-09-09
The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines continues to modernize its power transmission operations as it further expands its use of helicopters and drone technology to conduct inspections.

DOT issues guidelines on island and beach operations
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-09
The Department of Tourism issues guidelines on island and beach operations under the 'new normal' and health and safety protocols for these destinations in areas under modified general community quara

5 Abus slain, scores hurt in Zamboanga Sibugay clash
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-09
Sept. 10, 2020 ZAMBOANGA CITY, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines -- Government forces on Wednesday cordoned off a fishing village in Roseller T. Lim town, Zamboanga Sibugay

Nueva Ecija mayor survives gun attack - 2020-09-09
Police still have no leads on the gun attack on Mayor Arvin Salonga of San Antonio, Nueva Ecija in Jaen town on Tuesday.

5G network to usher in new digital services, says Smart - 2020-09-09
The commercial launch of 5G in the country is expected to usher in a new generation of digital services to both individual consumers and enterprise customers on top of super-fast internet for mobile phone users,

Ex-speaker Fuentebella, 74 - 2020-09-09
Former speaker Arnulfo Fuentebella died yesterday. He was 74.

Walmart kicks off drone delivery pilot in North Carolina
ZDNet - 2020-09-09
The pilot will focus on delivering certain grocery and household items from Walmart stores using automated drones from Israeli startup Flytrex.

New Motorola Razr 5G Launches To Fight Samsung With Serious New Specs
Forbes - 2020-09-09
The Lenovo-owned company has launched an upgraded version of the foldable Motorola Razr called the Razr 5G. The original debuted earlier this year to mixed reviews, but the new device seeks to address some of those criticisms with improved specifications.

Motorola advances Razr with 5G, better specs, more carriers for $1,399
ZDNet - 2020-09-09
What Motorola's second version of Razr shows is that the foldable device category is maturing rapidly with broader availability.

Isabela vice governor faces plunder raps - 2020-09-09
Isabela Vice Gov. Faustino Dy III and 12 other provincial officials are facing charges over an alleged anomalous road project.

SC junks petition vs law renaming MIA to NAIA - 2020-09-09
The Supreme Court has dismissed the petition of lawyer Larry Gadon to nullify the 33-year-old law that renamed the Manila International Airport to Ninoy Aquino International Airport .

World Bank: Agriculture transformation essential to Philippine economic recovery - 2020-09-09
The transformation of the local agriculture industry, anchored on the shift away from specific crops and toward a more demand-driven sector, is necessary to fast-track the economic recovery of the Philippines amid the coronavirus disease pandemic.

RCBC backs perks for sustainable financing - 2020-09-09
Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. supports a plan of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas to extend regulatory incentives for banks which adopted sustainable and inclusive banking practices.

What Android gets right that the iPhone gets so wrong
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-09
Android is just better at notifications. And this week, Google widened the gap between Android and iOS when it introduced Android 11. The new smartphone operating system makes the most annoying, intrusive thing about your phone easier to manage.

Stocks pull back on sell-off in global equities - 2020-09-09
Local stocks slipped back into negative territory yesterday, closing below the 6,000 mark anew as investors tried to cash in on recent gains.

Nueva Vizcaya town seeks MECQ extension - 2020-09-09
Stressing the need to continue to implement stricter measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019, the local inter-agency task force on COVID-19 sought the extension of modified enhanced community quarantine or MECQ in Solano,

Government sticks to 5.5% GDP drop this year - 2020-09-09
Aside from the pandemic, other internal risks remain such as weather disturbances and the possible occurrence of La Niña in the fourth quarter of the year, and the resurgence of animal diseases ...

Firms lose P1.5 trillion in sales monthly as lockdown bites - 2020-09-09
Metro Manila and nearby provinces lost an estimated P1.5 trillion in sales for every month that these areas were on lockdown, according to the Department of Finance.

5 Abu Sayyaf slain, 2 soldiers hurt in Sibugay clash - 2020-09-09
Five Abu Sayyaf bandits were killed and two soldiers were wounded in an encounter in Roseller Lim, Zamboanga Sibugay yesterday.

PNP cracks down on fake quarantine papers - 2020-09-09
The Philippine National Police yesterday ordered a crackdown on people manufacturing fake medical clearance certificates and travel passes needed for community quarantine exemptions.

Mancao gets DICT post - 2020-09-09
President Duterte has appointed former police officer Cezar Mancao II to the Department of Information and Communications Technology , Malacañang announced yesterday.

A new front in coronavirus disinformation: Wall Street research
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-09
Coronavirus misinformation is infecting the unlikeliest of places: Wall Street research that investors rely on to trade in the financial markets.

Trade deals, halal production key to export growth - DTI
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-09
Exports may be fueled by trade deals and production of halal products, the Department of Trade and Industry said Wednesday. Trade Sercetary Ramon Lopez was quizzed during the House Committee on Appropriations hearing on the 2021 budget on efforts to boost exports in the wake of the pandemic.

India syringe maker boosts production to meet COVID-19 vaccine demand - 2020-09-09
India's biggest syringe manufacturer is ramping up production to churn out a billion units, anticipating a surge in demand as the global race to find a coronavirus vaccine heats up.

44 Koronadal City health office personnel under quarantine after workers test positive for COVID-19 - 2020-09-09
Forty-four employees in the city health office here are now under quarantine after four co-workers tested positive for COVID-19 this week.

Trade fight dooms LVMH's $16 billion Tiffany deal
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-09
LVMH says it can't complete its planned acquisition of Tiffany, which would have been the biggest luxury goods deal in history.

More Metro Manila mayors closing cemeteries on 'Undas'
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-09
More cemeteries in Metro Manila will not see activities in the usual 'Undas' tradition this year to prevent further spread of the coronavirus disease.

Cops clueless on Maguindanao ambush - 2020-09-09
Police forensic experts are still clueless on the identity of a motorist killed in an ambush Wednesday morning in Guindulungan town.

DILG Zamboanga Peninsula on two-week lockdown after employees test positive for COVID-19
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-09
The regional office of the Department of Interior and Local Government in Zamboanga Peninsula has been placed under a 14-day lockdown after some of the employees contracted the coronavirus disease.

Lawmakers lament budget cut in DTI for 2021
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-09
Several lawmakers lamented the cut in the budget of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), saying that the funds could have helped particularly the micro, small, and

Fitch: Philippines to shrink by 8% this year - 2020-09-09
The credit watcher said that despite the rapid spread of the virus, the Philippines, together with India and Indonesia, are showing signs of recovery in business activities. However, as the ...

45% of adult Pinoys internet users -- SWS - 2020-09-09
Nearly half of the number of adult Filipinos are internet users, according to a Social Weather Stations survey in December last year.

Farmers should look beyond rice in pursuit of higher incomes - World Bank
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-09
Farmers and policymakers should think beyond rice as they seek to raise incomes and pull more Filipino families out of poverty, a new World Bank report said. "Transforming Philippine agriculture into a dynamic,

Farmers should look beyond rice in pursuit of higher incomes - World Bank
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-09
Farmers and policymakers should think beyond rice as they seek to raise incomes and pull more Filipino families out of poverty, a new World Bank report said. "Transforming Philippine agriculture into a dynamic,

44 Koronadal City health office employees test positive for COVID-19 - 2020-09-09
Forty-four employees in the city health office here are now under quarantine after four co-workers tested positive to COVID-19 this week.

44 Koronadal City health office employees test positive for COVID-19 - 2020-09-09
Forty-four employees in the city health office here are now under quarantine after four co-workers tested positive to COVID-19 this week.

Nearly 60 bridges, 2,000 houses wrecked by typhoon in North Korea
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-09
A typhoon that struck North Korea wrecked nearly 60 bridges and destroyed or inundated more than 2,000 houses, state media reported Wednesday, with leader Kim Jong Un saying

BSP sets better money supply controls with own bonds - 2020-09-09
The maiden issuance of P20 billion worth of 28-day BSP bills on Sept. 18 will siphon off liquidity at a time BSP Governor Benjamin Diokno is trying to do the opposite for a pandemic-stricken economy.

World Bank urges Philippines to reduce fixation on rice - 2020-09-09
"There is a need to shift from a rice-centered agri-food policy to one that anticipates greater balance in sectoral priority-setting and resource allocation," the lender said.

PCOO budget hearing suspended after Badoy red-tags Makabayan bloc
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-09
The approval of the 2021 Presidential Communications Operations Office budget is now stalled after Communications Undersecretary Lorraine Badoy red-tagged several lawmakers from the Makabayan bloc.

Dolomite on Manila Bay shore not small enough to cause health risks, DOH clarifies
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-09
The dolomite or white sand dumped on Manila Bay's shore cannot cause adverse health effects since it is not small enough to be inhaled, the Department of Health said on Wednesday, clarifying an earlier statement that detailed possible risks from exposure to the product.

DOLE: 2021 budget only good for one-time cash aid for displaced workers
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-09
Employees who lost their jobs due to the pandemic can only expect a one-time cash aid from the government for 2021.

Iligan City not included in the second tranche of SAP -- DSWD
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-09
The Department of Social Welfare and Development said Iligan City was not included among the areas to receive the second tranche of the social amelioration program despite being placed under modified enhanced community quarantine on September 1.

1,500 Filipinos join China's COVID-19 vaccine trial in UAE
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-09
Some 1,500 Filipinos took part in a phase III trial for a COVID-19 vaccine led by China in the United Arab Emirates, Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Huang Xilian said in a statement on Tuesday.

Philippines Reports 3,176 New Coronavirus Infections, 70 More Deaths
New York Times - 2020-09-09
The Philippines' health ministry on Wednesday reported 3,176 more novel coronavirus infections and 70 additional deaths.

Poor seem to be immune to virus, says Duterte, but still must observe health measures
Manila Bulletin - 2020-09-09
Slum dwellers seem to be largely immune to the new coronavirus but should not be "too complacent" and must still observe health measures, President Duterte observed last Monday after highlighting the flattening of the curve in the country.

Meralco power bills to go down for fifth straight month - 2020-09-09
A typical household consuming 200 kilowatt per hour is set to save "around P12" in their power bills this month with the decline in both generation and transmission charges.

Two senators seek bigger allocation for public health in 2021 budget - 2020-09-09
"In the face of the largest health crisis of our time, our health budget is anemic," Sen. Risa Hontiveros warned in a mix of English and Filipino during a Development Budget Coordination Committee (DBCC) hearing.

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